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February 1937

Die diathermische Behandlung der Netzhautablösung in der Universitätsaugenklinik Utrecht und ihre Ergebnisse im Jahre 1935.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;17(2):386-387. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850020192019

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The work at the Utrecht eye clinic on retinal detachment stands in the front rank, so that a short treatise on the results in the year 1935 is most welcome.

The method of operating has not changed since 1933, except for simplification of the procedure of localization and in a more definite operative technic. The closure of the retinal hole, in Weve's opinion, can well be obtained by diathermy, as it works even in fluid mediums, the needles for micropuncture can be inserted without great loss of ocular pressure and the procedure in no way interferes with ophthalmoscopic examination.

The importance of the preliminary examination of the patient and the suitable preparation for operation are emphasized, and directions for a proper study of the retinal detachment are given. The operation is then described. During the operation paranormobutylaminobenzoldimethylamino-ethanol hydrochloride (pantocain) is used, as it does not interfere with the corneal

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